Person interested in outcome of the Dispute cannot appoint the Sole Arbitrator, Supreme Court

Person interested in outcome of the Dispute cannot appoint the Sole Arbitrator, Supreme Court

Tariq Khan

The Bench of Justices Uday Umesh Lalit and Indu Malhotra of the Supreme Court of India finally settled the issue regarding the unilateral appointment of Arbitrators. In Perkins Eastman Architects DPC & Anr. versus HSCC (India) Ltd., Arbitration Application No. 32 of 2019, the Supreme Court while dealing with an application under Section 11(6) read with Section 11(12)(a) of the Arbitration Act has held that a person who has an interest in the outcome or decision of the disputes must not have the power to appoint a sole arbitrator.

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